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Mittens and Fry Bread

Mittens and Fry Bread

on Jul 3, 2012

After being foiled by forest fires in Bryce Canyon, we decided to end our stay early and head over to Monument Valley. The drive took a little under five hours, and passed quickly. Monument Valley is the quintessential image of “the west” – flat plains punctuated by towering buttes (nicknamed “mittens”).

We stayed at Gouldings, which is where we stayed a few years back. The last time we visited the area, this was really the only option. Now, there is a hotel RIGHT at Monument Valley, which would be super convenient for sunrise photo opps. Gouldings does make a mean fry bread though, so being a short drive to the mittens was worth it. If you aren’t familiar with fry bread, it is like a flat Native American doughnut, with toppings that range from tacos to desserts. In a word, yum.